Rutgers University is Bringing Your Favorite Specialty Peppers
Spicy food isn’t for everyone, but the demand for hot peppers is growing in the United States.
New Jersey and surrounding region have a very diverse and immigrant heavy population that requires unique ingredients for cooking, such as hot peppers, which may not be accessible in colder climates. And, as the hot pepper sauce industry continues to grow, demand for the hot peppers is also surging. Rutgers University’s Exotic Pepper Breeding Program is meeting that demand by growing these peppers and creating a market for them within that region.
Not only are hot peppers more accessible now, but this opportunity will allow farmers in New Jersey to specifically grow hot peppers that other states in the northeast region are incapable of growing.